Saturday, November 23, 2013

Lots of Tigers Jockeying for BCS Position

And then there are three.

As another undefeated team bites the dust—this time it's Baylor getting blown out by Oklahoma State, 49-17—the BCS title game picture actually is becoming more and less clear at the same time. More clear because without question No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Florida State will face each other if they both win out. Less clear because if either team should lose, it can potentially bring a one-loss team back into the picture.

For now, Ohio State is projected to be a solid No. 3 in the next BCS standings and it's extremely unlikely that the Buckeyes will fall behind any one-loss team, even if that's a one-loss SEC champion Auburn or Missouri. They will be getting a major boost if Michigan State can defeat Minnesota next week and arrive at the Big Ten title game at 11-1 and ranked in the top 10.

But that's where the intrigue comes in. Michigan State has the potential to defeat Ohio State and if Alabama and/or FSU should stumble in the next two weeks, what then?

Projected BCS Standings:

1. Alabama, 2. Florida State, 3. Ohio State, 4. Auburn, 5. Clemson, 6. Missouri, 7. Oklahoma State, 8. Stanford, 9. South Carolina, 10. Michigan State.

11. Baylor, 12. Oregon, 13. Arizona State, 14. Wisconsin, 15. LSU, 16. Fresno State, 17. Northern Illinois, 18. Central Florida, 19. Louisville, 20. Oklahoma.

21. Texas A&M, 22. USC, 23. Duke, 24. UCLA, 25. Georgia.


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